The RSE's Energy Inquiry aims to contribute to the important debate around Scotland’s energy supply, demand and use. As an important part of the RSE's major Inquiry, members of the Inquiry Committee holding an event in Edinburgh to engage with the local community on this topic.
The internet, big data and social networks have changed our everyday lives and much more is to come. The possibilities are endless but what threats to our privacy lurk in the digital world around us?
The RSE's Energy Inquiry aims to contribute to the important debate around Scotland’s energy supply, demand and use. As an important part of the RSE's major Inquiry, members of the Inquiry Committee will be travelling to Shetland to engage with the local community on this topic.
Humans have known for a long time that the Earth is finite but that it may continue for at least as many centuries as it has already. Unfortunately, human behave as if exactly the opposite is true; as if the planet is infinite and time limitless. Space is so vital for the future that all humans should become space actors, not simply spectators, and address one vital question, "what can I do for space?"
In October, the Constitution Unit launched an Independent Commission on Referendums, to review the role of referendums in British democracy. At this seminar, the chair and members of the Commission will discuss their task and the input they need from other experts and the public to ensure that the Commission draws on the widest possible evidence base.
Join the RSE@ Inverness at Waterstone's to celebrate the launch of award-winning author Elizabeth Laird's 'Song of the Dolphin Boy'. Elizabeth is joined by zoologist Lucy Quinn – who recently worked on the BBC's Blue Planet II series – for book readings, conversation & discussion.
This talk will begin by celebrating Scotland’s natural assets. It will question whether all that has happened in recent times has been beneficial and whether we would now have acted differently.
Join us at the Inverness Town House for the RSE New Year Family Event. The theme of this year’s New Year Event is ‘Dino Digs and Monster Myths’ and will consider how myths, legends and scientific enquiry have combined to fascinate and inspire our ancient ancestors through to current generations.
The notorious 18th Century clan chief, a Jacobite sympathiser, was beheaded in London for supporting Bonnie Prince Charlie. However, for centuries, there has been debate as to whether his remains lie in the family’s mausoleum near Inverness. Scientists, led by Professor Dame Sue Black, have undertaken a careful examination of these remains and will reveal their findings at this event.
At this event Professor Faccio, recipient of the RSE Senior Prize for Public Engagement, will discuss how we are on the verge of a new technological revolution based on the wonders of quantum physics.
The RSE and the French Embassy in London are collaborating in a programme of science events designed to explore and publicly present areas of science in which both Scotland and France have a powerful presence.
Former Commonwealth cyclist, Roddy Riddle, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 40. Although he describes the initial diagnosis as ‘gut-wrenching’, through determination he has continued his active lifestyle. Join us at UHI’s Centre for Health Science to hear Roddy’s story.
Join the Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, as he reflects on 20 years of devolution and looks ahead at the changing political landscape, his ambitions for parliamentary reform, and the trends that will shape our future.
The RSE's Energy Inquiry aims to contribute to the important debate around Scotland’s energy supply, demand and use. As an important part of the RSE's major Inquiry, members of the Inquiry Committee will be travelling to Dumfries to engage with the local community on this topic.
Fungi cause more than a billion skin infections, more than 100 million mucosal infections, 10 million serious allergies and more than a million deaths each year. This lecture will look at research to address the threat on how fungi causes diseases to design novel fungal diagnostics, and new antifungal treatments.
Interactive displays and activities for all the family including information on animal welfare, enrichment activities, touch-tables, opportunities to meet wildlife organisations and the Wild About Scotland Bus.
A lecture focusing on three narratives of the enslavement of African people; narratives that take us back and forth across the Atlantic, linking the Diaspora to Continental Africa in an intricate pattern of cross-fertilisations.
With the discussions on the design of the next framework programme underway, we find ourselves at a critical stage for research and innovation in Europe. In this lecture, European Commissioner for Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas, will offer his perspective on the future of research and innovation in Europe.